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Q. Why don't optical outlets explain to people that progressive addition lenses have huge areas to the right and the left of focal points that give poor sight? It is not good for long or short distances.
A. Progressive lenses have limited areas of "soft focus" in the periphery of the lenses -
A. Bifocals and trifocals are a convenience to help people see at multiple distances without taking their glasses on and off constantly. Sure, you can get bifocal lenses where the top is for far away and the bottom is for computer distance. But unless you hold your reading at the same distance for your eyes as your computer screen, they won't work for close up very well. Your lenses must be prescribed to focus at the distances you use, and bifocals can only be made to focus at two different distances. Trifocals, on the other hand, focus on three distances. You may want to consider progressive lenses that focus at almost 20 distances in a smooth transition from the center to the bottom of the lenses. And go ahead and read without your glasses if it feels comfortable to do so -
A. Tough questions! It sounds to me as though you'd be better off with more than one pair of glasses to handle all your vision needs. You may want to consider golf glasses with photochromic lenses and a bifocal that's big enough to read the score card but small enough so that it won't interfere with your swing. Why not have multiple pairs of eyeglasses? You don't just wear just one pair of shoes, right?